I am reaching the end of my door collection and the frequent rains in L.A. have put a damper on many door-hunting walks. I’ve been resorting to random photos from my library. Here are some nice doors from here, there, and elsewhere.
Landscapes from my travels.
Brown Doors of Belgium ~~ Antwerp and Bruges
New York City viewed from the top of Thirty Rock.
Chicago viewed from the Willis (Sears) Tower
Los Angeles (Westside) viewed from the Getty Center
Salzburg, viewed from above the hills.
Photographing From Below
While in Amsterdam last April, I saw an installation by French artist Christian Boltanski at the Oude Kerk (“old church”), Amsterdam’s oldest building and oldest parish church which also functions as a venue for art events. I confess I was bit divided between admiring the message and somber beauty of the exhibition and feeling a bit creeped out by the dark setting, the whispers, and the “statues” that would ask questions when you walked by them. The first time I passed by one it asked me: “Tell me, what is death like?” Scared the hell out of me! So, what do you think?